The Calgary Stampeders’ 1956 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the WIFU

Calgary Stampeders 1956 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Calgary Stampeders 1956 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 20 28 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 16 4 12 0 8 229 410 L1 2-4-0
    Home 8 3 5 0 6 144 182 W1 2-4-0
    Visitor 8 1 7 0 2 85 228 L1 1-5-0

Full 1956 League Standings

Calgary Stampeders 1956 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.563 3-5-0 (8) 1-7-0 (8)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
BC Lions (4) 0.375
Edmonton Eskimos (4) 0.688
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 0.625
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 0.563

Team Scoring

19561955 +/-
Average Combined Score 39.94 +8.19
Average Winning Score 24.25 +7.00
Average Losing Score 11.00 -0.67
Average Home Score 18.00 +4.75
Average Visitor Score 10.63 -2.25
Average Margin of Victory 9.50 +0.75
Average Margin of Loss 18.25 +7.83

1956 Calgary Stampeders Attendance

  • Capacity: 13,000
  • Total: 91,939
  • High: 12,889
  • Avg: 11,492 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1955 Avg: +11,492
  • Low: 9,000
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 88.40
  • Diff from League Avg: +7,147

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Coaches

Head Coaches

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Stadium

  • 1956 home stadium: Mewata Stadium
  • Capacity: 13,000
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1952 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

410 (25.6)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Calgary 361753 121527 414081 551368 144 (18.0)85 (10.6)229 (14.3)
Opponent 335285 7779156 524698 205171 228 (28.5)182 (22.8)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 3 (2-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (1-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 4 (2-2-0) 3 (1-2-0) 9 (1-8-0)
After 2nd 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 3 (2-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 12 (1-11-0)
After 3rd 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 3 (1-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 6 (4-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (0-10-0)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (0-12-0)

Calgary Stampeders 1956 Player Awards and Nominations

1956 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Earl Lunsford (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Dick Huffman (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Harry Langford (Team Nominee)

Calgary Stampeders 1956 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2)   Phil Muntz (FB) Toronto
2–2 (11)   Ted Roman (T) Western Ontario
3–2 (20)   Ted Taporowski (T) McGill
4–2 (29)   Bill Bell (T) McMaster

Calgary Stampeders 1956 All-Star Selections

2 All-Division Selections
G Harry Langford
DT Dick Huffman

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
A
Wed. Aug. 8
TOR 28 @ CGY 13 L 10,000  
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
B
Sat. Aug. 11
CGY 7 @ HAM 0 W 8,000  
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
1
Sat. Aug. 18
BC 17 @ CGY 14 L 12,889  
2
Sat. Aug. 25
CGY 22 @ EDM 23 L 16,500  
2
Mon. Aug. 27
CGY 15 @ WPG 16 L 16,687  
3
Sat. Sept. 1
SSK 17 @ CGY 27 W 12,000  
4
Sat. Sept. 8
CGY 15 @ BC 45 L 28,737  
4
Mon. Sept. 10
EDM 28 @ CGY 15 L 12,000  
5
Sat. Sept. 15
WPG 6 @ CGY 16 W 12,789  
5
Mon. Sept. 17 10:00 PM
CGY 1 @ SSK 18 L 14,000  
6
Sat. Sept. 22
CGY 0 @ EDM 52 L 20,000  
7
Sat. Sept. 29
WPG 37 @ CGY 14 L 12,000  
8
Sat. Oct. 6
CGY 7 @ BC 24 L 25,663  
8
Mon. Oct. 8
EDM 36 @ CGY 8 L 11,261  
9
Mon. Oct. 15
BC 22 @ CGY 21 L 10,000  
10
Sat. Oct. 20
CGY 25 @ WPG 17 W 15,922  
10
Mon. Oct. 22
SSK 19 @ CGY 29 W 9,000  
11
Sat. Oct. 27
CGY 0 @ SSK 33 L 8,000